Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Occupational Therapy
PhD (Health Sciences) USyd, Australia, MSc (Hons) (Mental Health), UOW, Australia
MCom (Commerce), UNSW, Australia
BAppSc (Occupational Therapy), Cumberland College of Health Sciences
Occupational Therapist Registered, United States of America (OTR)
Registered Occupational Therapist in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong
|Medium of Instruction||English|
|Total no. of credits||136 credits|
|Year||Tuition Fee (HK$)||Tuition fee after deduction of Government non-means-tested annual subsidy of HK$30,000*|
* Details are subject to the approval of the Legislative Council
|CHI1002||Applied Chinese Language||ENG2006||Enhancing Academic English Skills|
|ENG1001||Developing English Language Skills|
|MED2007||Pharmacology||RSS2241||Clinical Education IA|
|MED2009||Introduction to Chinese Medicine (中醫學導論)||RSS2242||Clinical Education IB|
|MED4008||Basic Neuroscience RSS3001 Enabling Occupation – Health Care I||RSS3001||Enabling Occupation – Health Care I|
|NUR1019||Anatomy and Physiology||RSS3002||Enabling Occupation – Health Care II|
|NUR2023||Ageing, Diseases and Disabilities||RSS3003||Enabling Occupation – Community|
|NUR2028||Psychosocial Dimensions of Health and Illness||RSS3004||Enabling Occupation – Child and Education|
|PSY1001||Developmental Psychology||RSS3005||Enabling Occupation – Productivity|
|PSY3001||Abnormal Psychology||RSS3007||Enabling Occupation – Aging and Wellness|
|RSS2001||OT Theory, Process and Evidence-based Practice||RSS3010||Applied Research Methodology in Rehabilitation Science|
|RSS2002||Understanding Occupation-People-Context||RSS3250||Clinical Education II|
|RSS2003||Culturally Relevant Occupational Therapy||RSS4001||Capstone Project|
|RSS2004||Analyzing Occupational Performance||RSS4250||Clinical Education III|
|RSS2005||Essential Pathophysiology for Occupational Therapist||RSS4260||Clinical Education IV|
|RSS2006||Essential Psychopathology for Occupational Therapist||+ Two elective courses|
|RSS2007||Introduction to Health Service Management|
|General Education courses|
|GEN1008||Introduction to Statistics||GEN1403||Introduction to Health Informatics|
|GEN1201||Creative and Critical Thinking||GEN2005||Information Technology and Multimedia Applications|
|GEN1205||Understanding and Motivating Self||NUR3002||Ethical and Legal Aspects in Health Care|
|GEN1304||The Development and Operation of Non-profit Organizations||+ Select one course from the College’s GE course list|
# The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Occupational Therapy programme has received accreditation from the Occupational Therapists Board of the Supplementary Medical Professions Council (SMPC) in June 2017. Graduates are qualified for registration as an occupational therapist.
The programme is also approved by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT). Graduates will have a qualification that is recognized internationally.
+ Year 1 entry to Degree Programmes
- Have obtained Level 3 in Chinese Language and English Language and Level 2 in Mathematics and Liberal Studies plus one Elective/Applied Learning Subject at Level 2 (“3322+2”) in HKDSE; OR
- Have passes in AS Use of English and AS Chinese Language and Culture plus one AL subject/two AS subjects in HKALE and Level 2 for Chinese Language and English Language plus passes in three other subjects in HKCEE; OR
- Have obtained the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with a minimum score of 28 and fulfilled the English language requirements:
- Grade 4 or better in the Higher Level English Language (B Syllabus); or
- Grade 5 or better in the Higher Level English Language (B Syllabus); or
- Grade 4 or better in the Higher or Standard Level English Language (A1 or A2 Syllabus); or
- Grade 4 or better in the Standard Level English – Text and Performance; or
- Grade 4 or better in the Standard Level English – Literature and Performance (A1 syllabus); OR
- Have met the 2nd cut-off line of the respective province for admission to mainland key universities in the National Joint College Entrance Examination (JEE) and the scores of English Language is over 100 (普通高等學校聯合招生考試(JEE,PRC)達到所屬省市報讀第二批重點高校分數線以上及英語科達100分或以上); OR
- Have obtained equivalent qualifications (such as meeting the admission requirements of a degree programme offered outside Hong Kong)
Mr. Lawrence Kwok
BSc (Hons) (major in Occupational Therapy) Student
Ms. Rajkiran Kaur
BSc (Hons) (major in Occupational Therapy) Student
|Q1:||What is the accreditation status of this programme?|
|A1:||The Programme is approved by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT). Graduates will have a qualification that is recognized internationally.
The programme is currently undergoing the accreditation process by the Occupational Therapy Board for professional registration in Hong Kong and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists for programme recognition. It is anticipated that the programme will be fully accredited when the first cohort of students graduate in 2017.
|Q2:||What are the differences between Occupational Therapy (OT) and Physiotherapy (PT)?|
Both occupational therapists and physiotherapists are part of a team of health professionals. While occupational therapists often work alongside physiotherapists and there are certainly many similarities between the two, they differ in the specifics in how they help clients/patients address a disability.
Physiotherapists use physical exercise and modalities to treat physical movement dysfunction, while occupational therapists use and adapt occupations to treat or prevent occupational dysfunction due to physical, mental or environmental factors. Occupational therapists also have the knowledge and training to work with people with a mental illness or emotional problems such as depression and/or stress.
Another way to describe the difference between physiotherapy and occupational therapy is that a physiotherapist treats the patient’s actual impairment, while an occupational therapist treats that impairment in action. A physiotherapist tries to improve the impairment itself by increasing mobility, aligning bones and joints or lessening pain. An occupational therapist helps the patient complete necessary everyday tasks with the impairment. Doing so may involve applying adaptive tools and techniques.
|Q3:||Is there any practicum for this programme? If yes, how and when will the practicum be arranged?|
|A3:||Students are required to satisfactorily complete over 1000 hours of practicum prior to graduation. Practicum is divided into 4 different blocks spreading over 4 years of study, including summer breaks. Students will be placed in hospital and community settings. The duration of the practicums ranges from 2 weeks to 10 weeks.|
|Q4:||What is the career prospect for this programme?|
Occupational Therapists are currently in great demand in hospitals and community or non-profit organization settings that include aged care centres, schools, nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities etc.
Master Pay Scale (MPS)
*Source: Social Welfare Department (July 2015)
|Q5:||What kind of characteristics that you expect the students to have?|
|A5:||Besides good academic results, we expect the students to have a caring attitude, willingness to communicate and interact with others, a curious and creative mind for learning and an ability to manage time well.|
|Q6:||What are the special features of the Occupational Therapy Programme at TWC?|
Besides meeting minimum standards of competence to practice as an occupational therapist upon graduation, we also put emphasis on equipping graduates with knowledge and skills to practise in various types of community setting and schools.
In addition to lectures, we teach occupational therapy core courses through small groups, as well as using both specialized laboratories and real clinical settings for teaching. Close interaction between teaching staff and students also facilitates and monitors students’ progress in this demanding programme.
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Occupational Therapy
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